How can voters know elections are safe?

Published 3:45 pm Saturday, May 22, 2010

An open letter to Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and Minnseota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.

Hon. Swanson, and Secretary Ritchie:

With the mid-term elections scheduled for this fall, how can the voters of Minnesota be assured that the elections will not be affected by ACORN and Service Employees Internation Union factors? With the investigations of ACORN, we realize that the organization has now been splintered into various other entities operating in the same manner.

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The debacle at the Mankato town hall meeting hosted by Tim Walz on health care in the spring was stacked with SEIU people arriving by buses from Rochester to occupy seats, thus keeping citizens from asking direct questions that may have been uncomfortable for the representative.

My question: What are the safeguards being placed so that the citizens of Minnesota may expect a fair election process this year? Perhaps a public reply would be in order for all citizens of our state.

Thank you for your time and consideration of my concern.

Carol L. Bybee

Albert Lea